Gopal Rai satisfied with the initial response to odd-even

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Friday expressed satisfaction over the initial response to the second phase of the odd-even traffic formula.

He also appealed to women to go themselves to drop and pick their children from school to avoid inconvenience, as the second phase of odd-even traffic scheme which aims at battling pollution in the national capital started on Friday.

“I’d also request those going to drop and pick their kids to take their neighbours’ children as well,” said Rai, who carpooled for work in a odd numbered car with Burari legislator Sanjeev Jha and Mehrauli legislator Naresh Yadav.

On Ram Navami celebrations in the national capital, the transport minister said as the devotees were expected to car pool or come in odd numbered cars.

“We don’t want to interfere in any religious procession. Moreover, it is advisable for the devotees to carpool or use odd-numbered cars,” Rai told IANS.

He also hinted at the probability of odd-even scheme becoming a feature of every month if this phase proved successful.

“The first phase was during winters and this is summer. We will have experiences from both the seasons. Therefore, depending on the feedback the government may consider odd-even scheme every month,” he added.

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